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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 2:51am

Football Player With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown

Two weeks ago toward the end of a game in west Georgia’s Heard County, a conversation during a time out led one coach to an idea. Temple High head coach Seth Rogers wanted to give sophomore running back Devin Moore, who suffers from cerebral palsy, the chance to get in a game.

Heard County head coach Tim Barron agreed with Rogers and went one step further. Barron suggested Devin score a touchdown for the Tiger.

"You could tell it started off awfully quiet and then, I think, when the people in the stands realized what was taking place, then the noise came in and it got louder and louder that the young man was running," said Barron.

Moore crossed into the end zone to bring Temple’s score to 27 although Heard County did win the game with 62 points. Barron says Moore’s courage is a lesson in overcoming whatever obstacles you face.

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